What is one word that describes what firefighters do?
Q: What are some of the main responsibilities of firefighters?
Fight fires using hoses, ladders, and other tools. Help people in emergencies by rescuing them from dangerous situations. Educate the public on fire safety and prevention.
What Firefighters Do
Firefighters are responsible for responding to fires and rescuing people who are in danger. They are trained to put out fires safely with the help of special equipment, such as hoses, ladders, and trucks. Firefighters also help people in other ways, such as providing first aid, rescuing people from car accidents, and responding to hazardous material spills. Firefighters also perform other duties, such as inspecting buildings for fire safety and educating the public about fire safety and prevention.
Firefighters use a special type of foam called AFFF that expands to thousands of times its original size to help put out fires. Firefighters in the United States and Canada are legally allowed to drive their fire trucks at speeds up to and sometimes exceeding 100mph. Firefighters often use a thermal imaging camera to detect heat sources, such as people or animals, in a burning building.
Did you know?
What is one way that firefighters help to keep the community safe?
Why do you think firefighters are important in our community?
What are some of the main responsibilities of firefighters?
Brain break: Draw a fire and an extinguisher!
What do firefighters use to put out fires?
What do firefighters wear to protect themselves?
- Superhero costumes
- Fire-resistant suits
Drawing activity: Draw a fire truck